The water polo players of the University of Primorska achieved another game on the second day of the European University Water Polo Cup after defeating the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University. Their success was unfortunately completely overshadowed by the severe damage of Macedonian water polo player Nikola Tomovski, which made the game prematurely over.
An unfortunate event took place in the third quarter, when Macedonians failed to take the left-hand attack. At that time Tomovski stopped completely, and his cries suggested that this was a serious injury. The players of both teams quickly swam to him and helped him out of the pool, but then it became clear that there was a severe knee injury. The Macedonian player was taken with an ambulance and the race ended prematurely with the result of 12:3 for University of Primorska.
In the remaining matches, the University of Split beat the University of Belgrade with 14:2, and the match between the University of Lyon and the University of Budapest ended without a winner (6: 6).
In the second quarter, the Primorska team ruled the pool
A duel between the University of Primorska and the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje started according to the wishes of the locals. Miha Fakin and Peter Brozović scored 32 points for the lead with 2:0, while the Macedonians lowered the result in the fourth minute with the goal of Ivo Ristovski. Teams reached another goal by the end of the quarter, Nejc Potočnik scored for Primorska, and Tomceki came close to the goalkeeper, who surprised the home goalkeeper Marko Prcać right from the middle of the pool.
The head of the coastal team Blaž Ćeklić sent Mattia Sponza in the second quarter, which was paid off. The other goalkeeper "locked" his goal, and his teammates scored in the goal and scored 7:0 with 10:2. Macedonians broke the hike of the Primorska only in the last minute with the goal from Tomovski, and the result of the half-hour was put up by Potočnik.
In the third quarter, the Slovenian team scored 12 points, when Peter Brozović increased to 12:3 with his fourth goal, and then Tomovski was injured, which resulted in the game being interrupted for a long time, and eventually terminated too early.
"We are more of a quality than the Macedonians, which was eventually also known in the result. This time our first goalkeeper did not go at the start of the match, so I decided to change because of the rise of the amphibious. In such a competition, rotation of players is required, since we can not expect all players to be equally mood every day. Unfortunately, the race was prematurely finished due to the injury to Nikola Tomovski, which we want a quick recovery, " said the head of the home team Blaž Ćeklić.
Split with another win to the top
In addition to the University of Primorska, the University of Split also won the second competing day, which ranged from 14:2 to the University of Belgrade and climbed to the top.
In the first quarter, Croats escaped the difference of four goals (4:0), and at half-time they managed with 6:0, and then, despite the top leadership, they played fighting all the way and entered a very high victory.
Slavko Ćalić scored six times for Split, while in Belgrade they were scored by Miloš Popović and Ivan Marković.
University of Lyon, after yesterdays convincing victory, today had to satisfy only with one point against the University of Budapest (6: 6).
The French started the match perfectly, and after 3 minutes they led with 3:0, and then until the end of the third quarter, they controlled the course of the match and had three goals advantage (6:3). In the final quarter, however, a remarkable return happened on the side of University of Budapest, when Balazs Kinces scored three goals and gave a big point to his team.
RESULTS OF SECOND COMPETING DAY
University of Belgrade - University of Split 2:14 (0: 4, 0: 2, 1: 2, 1: 6)
(Popovic, Markovic, Calic 6, Vuko and Nadj 3, Rejcic 1)
University of Lyon - Budapest University of Technology and Economics 6: 6 (3: 1, 2: 2, 1: 0, 0: 3)
(Lalmi, Liotta and Selendić after 2, Kinces and Blum after 3)
University of Primorska - Ss. Cyril and Methodius University 12: 3 (3: 2, 8: 1, 1: 0)
(Brozović 4, Potočnik 3, Ćosić, Naglič, Jaćimović, Šulek and Fakin 1, Tomovski 2, Ristovski 1)
1. University of Split 2 2 0 0 22: 6 6 points
2. University of Primorska 2 2 0 0 23:13 6
3. University of Lyon 2 1 1 0 20:11 4
4. Budapest University of Technology and Economics 2 0 1 1 10:14 1
5. University of Belgrade 2 0 0 2 12:25 0
6. Ss. Cyril and Methodius University 2 0 0 2 8:26 0